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Kicking and Screaming Reviews

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October 22, 2017
Noah Baumbach's debut is a witty not-coming-of-age story set among arrested college graduates.
October 10, 2017
...clever, confessional narcissism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
February 28, 2010
For a debut, Noah Baumbach's Kicking and Screaming is an impressive effort, but it lacks the resonance or flexibility of his The Squid and the Whale, released ten years later.
Full Review | Original Score: 58/100
September 29, 2006
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
August 16, 2006
Charts the aimlessness and ennui of four insufferable, maturation-adverse college grads with relaxed realism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 23, 2005
Not much happens, but it captures that moment between college and the real world with perceptive [occasionally glib] accuracy.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 25, 2005
Sporadically funny film with an achingly predictable plot - your enjoyment of this will hinge on whether or not you think Will Ferrell is a Comedy God.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 23, 2004
One of the better navel-gazing comedies of this period
| Original Score: 3/5
November 6, 2002
Smart and well-performed - captures a time and a feeling with grace and intelligence.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 25, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
May 12, 2001
First-time writer and director Noah Baumbach, 25, has a knack for acute observation and a spirited cast to animate every twisted nuance.
January 1, 2000
Stands out amongst the 'twentysomething and fresh out of college' crop of films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Writer-director Noel Baumbach establishes an ear for commentary during his wry-guy movie's opening graduation party.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
A hilarious example of what not to do when you graduate.
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
I like people who talk interestingly, who have read books, who appreciate verbal wit, who look dubiously at establishment assumptions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Baumbach makes an assured writing/directing debut, but this will probably do best in the video marketplace.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
In general, Baumbach's eye for generational detail is impeccable -- he knows what's on these kids' minds, and has found a language to express it.
January 1, 2000
Kicking And Screaming's familiarity breeds a caustic but definitive contentment that comes with uncloaking the popular twentysomething trend toward guy-bright-but-lite.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 6, 1995
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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